Orchard Heritage Park Interpretative Exhibit (OHPIE) located at the Sunnyvale Community Center
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Mailing Address:
Parks and Recreation Commission
P.O. Box 3707
Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3707

Contact Us:
    Policy Related Inquiries
    Parks and Recreation
    Commission Members

    Operational Related Inquiries
City Staff in Library and
    Community Services Dept.

Staff Liaison:
Library and Community Services
(408) 730-7336

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Parks and Recreation Commission

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive Avenue.

Meeting agendas, reports and minutes will be available on InSite, the City's Agenda Management System.


The Parks and Recreation Commission was formed by City Charter Section 1011. This five-member commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters and services pertaining to parks, open space, playgrounds, entertainment, other cultural and recreational activities. Specific duties include: 

  • Study, evaluate and recommend to the City Council policies relating to parks and recreation activities, such as Community Center Use Policy, Park Building Use Policy, Picnic Facility Use Policy, and License Agreements.  
  • Review master plan of park development or expansion for adequacy, appearance and other appropriate criteria in an attempt to assure good design and make recommendations to the Council.  
  • Review and make recommendations regarding agreements with parks and recreation related outside groups and recommend funding allocations.  
  • Study, evaluate and recommend to the City policies relating to human rights and human relations issues that may arise when addressing issues such as inclusion in the use of City parks and recreation facilities, program accessibility and cultural diversity.


Current Members

  • Henry Alexander III, Chair
    Term Expires 2020
  • Ralph Kenton, Vice Chair
    Term Expires 2017
  • Irene Gabashvili
    Term Expires 2019
  • Craig Pasqua, Chair
    Term Expires 2019
  • Robert Pochowski 
    Term Expires 2017   

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